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 for delegacy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Delegacy \Del`e*ga*cy\, n. [From Delegate, a.]
     1. The act of delegating, or state of being delegated;
        deputed power. [Obs.]
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              By way of delegacy or grand commission. --Sir W.
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     2. A body of delegates or commissioners; a delegation. [Obs.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate
           or agent [syn: representation, delegacy, agency]
      2: a group of representatives or delegates [syn: deputation,
         commission, delegation, delegacy, mission]
      3: the appointment of a delegate

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